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The archaeology of Chaco Canyon an eleventh-century Pueblo regional center

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Published by School of American Research Press in Santa Fe, N.M .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park (N.M.),
  • New Mexico,
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park.,
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Subjects:

  • Chaco culture -- New Mexico -- Chaco Culture National Historical Park.,
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- New Mexico -- Chaco Culture National Historical Park -- History.,
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park (N.M.) -- Antiquities.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Stephen H. Lekson.
SeriesSchool of American Research advanced seminar series
ContributionsLekson, Stephen H.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE99.C37 A73 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3412337M
ISBN 101930618476, 1930618484
LC Control Number2005028433

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A fascinating history An enjoyable and informative book in every respect. The excitement of archaeological discovery is captured in this detailed, well-illustrated account, which moves from the time when seventeenth-century Spanish soldiers first found the ruins at Chaco Canyon in northwest New Mexico through scientific analyses undertaken there in the by: Chaco and the people who created its monumental great houses, extensive roads, and network of outlying settlements remain an enigma in American archaeology. Two decades after the latest and largest The site of a great Ancestral Pueblo center in the 11th and 12th centuries AD, the ruins in Chaco Canyon look like a city to some archaeologists, a /5(17).   Archaeological explorations at Chaco Canyon began at the end of the 19 th century, when Richard Wetherill, a Colorado rancher, and George H. Pepper, an archaeology student from Harvard, began to dig at Pueblo Bonito. Since then, interest in the area has grown exponentially and several archaeological projects have surveyed and excavated small and Author: Nicoletta Maestri. Frazier combines scientific research and ethnographic data to give readers a sense of the lives of the real people occupying Chaco Canyon, from the Puebloans to historical figures in archaeology. This book is a strong compilation of the things we "know" about Chaco and a compelling starting point for considering the countless unknowns.

Chaco Canyon is situated in what must be one of the most unpropitious landscapes in the world. Lying in the American South West, inland from California, in the corner where New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona all meet, it is near-desert, a harsh and capricious arid landscape, subject to the vagaries of the climate. Site forms, maps, and photographs documenting this collection are housed in the archive. The reults of the survey were reported in Archeological Surveys of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico by Alden C. Hayes, David m. Brugge, and W. James Judge. Publications in Archaeology 18A, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Santa Fe, NM, Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "The History of Archaeology and the Archaeological History of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico" Read preview Overview Dynamics of Southwest Prehistory By Linda S. Cordell; George J. Gumerman Smithsonian Institution Press, These are troubled times for the ancient Southwest. The story of the great Pueblo period--the tenth through fifteenth centuries A.D. at Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and Casas Grandes--is being revised, and the new version is brutal, grim, and unpopular. The public attitude toward Pueblo prehistory had been consistently, even relentlessly, positive.

  Chaco Canyon, sprawled in the desert of northwestern New Mexico and uninhabited since the twelfth century, is one of North America's richest archaeological zones. This lavishly illustrated book is the first complete account of Chacoan archaeology, from the discovery of the ruins by Spanish soldiers in the seventeenth century through the /5. Chaco Canyon, sprawled in the desert of northwestern New Mexico and uninhabited since the twelfth century, is one of North America's richest archaeological zones. This lavishly illustrated book is the first complete account of Chacoan archaeology, from the discovery of the ruins by Spanish soldiers in the seventeenth century through the scientific analyses of the s. Get this from a library! Chaco Canyon: archaeology and archaeologists. [Robert H Lister; Florence C Lister] -- Chaco Canyon, sprawled in the desert of northwestern New Mexico and uninhabited since the twelfth century, is one of North America's richest archaeological zones. This lavishly illustrated book is. Stephen H. Lekson is curator of archaeology and professor of anthropology at the Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Boulder. He has directed more than twenty archaeological projects throughout the Southwest and has published widely. His most recent books include A History of the Ancient Southwest and Chaco Meridian.